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It isn't rocket science...

...but it is brain surgery - and in that field, Cambridge can boast the brainiest surgeons of all...

In a list ranking more than 300 departments across the country according to their academic achievements, neurosurgeons at Cambridge University Hospitals - which includes Addenbrooke's - came out on top.

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience at CUH provides services for nearly 5 million people. Credit: ITV

The study was produced by the Journal of Neurosurgery. CUH puts the success down to the benefits of continued close links between the Trust and the University of Cambridge.

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience at CUH provides services for nearly 5 million people.

11,000 people caught smoking at Addenbrooke's Hospital since ban introduced

Almost 11,000 people have been challenged over smoking at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Almost 11,000 people have been challenged over smoking at Addenbrooke's Hospital since a ban was introduced a year ago.

Cambridge University Hospitals Trust says becoming a smoke-free site has been hard work, but it will continue to enforce strict rules as well as trying to educate people about the health risks of smoking.


Police watchdog to investigate delay over sex crime doctor

The Independent Police Complaints Commission will investigate the delay in information about Dr Myles Bradbury being passed on to police.

The National Crime Agency says the decision follows a review into procedures.

It emerged yesterday that information about Dr Bradbury from Toronto Police was sent to the child sex investigation agency CEOPS but not passed on to police here for another 16 months.

Mother's anguish after hearing the doctor treating her child for cancer had been abusing patients

A mother has spoken about her fears after a doctor who treated her son admitted 25 sex offences against children in his care.

Paediatrician Myles Bradbury, who worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, has admitted assaulting patients as young as eight years old.

More than 800 families have been contacted by authorities to warn them their children could have been at risk and the police say people are continuing to come forward with allegations of abuse.

A helpline has been set up for anyone affected by this story - the number is 0800 389 8625.

800 families contacted over abuse doctor

Dr Myles Bradbury. Credit: PA

It's emerged that the families of 800 children treated by a doctor who's admitted sex assaults have been contacted by authorities.

Paediatrian Dr Myles Bradbury, from Suffolk, preyed on children as young as eight.

He pleaded guilty to 25 sex offences against children at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday.

Dr Bradbury worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital and also held clinics in Ipswich and Colchester.

The families of children who attended these have also been contacted.


Sex abuse doctor: 'I'm so sorry'

Dr Myles Bradbury uttered just three words when he left court after pleading guilty to a string of sex offences against young boys he was treating at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

As he left Cambridge Crown Court, Bradbury told reporters: "I'm so sorry." He refused to answer further questions.

Bradbury was bailed and told he would have to sign the sex offenders register. No date for sentencing was given but the judge said Bradbury could expect a "substantial" custodial sentence.

VIDEO: Dr Bradbury faces a barrage of questions from reporters after leaving court

Addenbrooke's launch helpline after doctor guilty of sex offences

Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge has opened a helpline for patients affected by the case of paediatric consultant Dr Myles Bradbury who's pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences against children.

  • Addenbrooke's helpline - 0800 389 8625

The hospital says: "If you feel you have been affected by this case and would like to speak to someone, please contact our PALS team on 01223 216 756"

The helpline is open until 9pm on Monday 15 September and then between 9am and 5pm from Tuesday 16 September until Tuesday 23 September.

The hospital says they are working closely with the NSPCC and its 24-hour helpline number is 0808 800 5000.

Hospital doctor guilty of sex offences against children

Paediatric haematologist Dr Myles Bradbury, 41, from Suffolk, arrives at Cambridge Crown Court. Credit: Chris Radburn/ PA Wire

A children's doctor who used to work at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has pleaded guilty to a string of sexual offences against boys. some as young as 11.

Paediatric haematologist Dr Myles Bradbury, 41, from Suffolk, pleaded guilty to 25 of 27 counts.

The judge at Cambridge Crown Court has asked for pre-sentencing reports, including a request for a psychiatric report

Police investigate baby death in Cambridge hospital

Police are investigating the death of a baby in a Cambridge hospital who contracted an infection from a suspected contaminated drip.

The baby died at the Rosie Maternity Hospital at Addenbrookes in July. The Metropolitan Police have launched a criminal investigation into the deaths of two other babies at Guy's hospital in London in June. They're also working with Cambridgeshire police.

The infection was traced to a batch of contaminated drips. A spokesman said police were not investigating the health trusts involved.

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